Community Carer Liaison Worker
Permanent, full time (37 hrs per week)
Scale SO1 Salary £26,470 - £28,221
Who we are… Rutland County Council is the smallest Unitary Authority in England, but just because we are a small team does not mean we cannot make a big difference, multum-in parvo is our motto! Rutland offers fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of residents in our local community – we really are one of the best places to live, learn, work, play and visit. This is your chance to become part of an amazing team, delivering great services throughout the county.
Who you are…a motivated and caring professional, who strongly believes in empowering and supporting carers providing support to their loved ones, whilst ensuring they are able to have a life outside of their caring responsibilities and take care of their own health and wellbeing. Able to advocate on their behalf, you will understand the pressures faced and will ensure carers receive the right support at the right time, in the right place. Using a whole family approach you will be able to identify all of those taking on caring roles across all age groups and categories of care. Ensuring the voice of the carer is heard will be a key concern for you.
What we need from you… Using an integrated approach to the identification, assessment and support, you will be able to identify actions to help maintain the carer’s capacity to care. Able to build relationships quickly, you will be able to work successfully with families and a range of professionals including Primary Health Care teams, specialist services and multi-agency partners. With drive and determination, you will also be participating in and facilitating developments within the community service to meet the health and social care needs of the population. Excellent communications skills will therefore be required, with the ability to use these effectively with a range of audiences. Previous experience in this type of role and knowledge of the Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995 will also be key.
The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
What we offer in return… Work that makes a difference to people’s lives within this beautiful county, in addition to structured salary reviews, local government pension scheme, discounted access to ‘Active Rutland’ keep fit activities and Flexi-Time to name just a few!
We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we very much want to hear from you.
What to do now… please visit our website for a full Job Description. If you wish to speak to someone about this exciting post please contact: Kim Sorsky Service Manager Adult Social Care by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01572 722577 or Angela Moore, Admiral Nurse by email: email@example.com or on 01572 758220.
The closing date for applications will be the 18th September 2018 and interviews will be taking place on Friday 28th September 2018 – to apply: visit www.rutland.gov.uk to apply online. Alternatively, you can contact one of the HR team for an application pack by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01572 722577.
All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.
Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.